Annual ‘Dine Out’ to aid area students
From Staff Reports
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Local residents will have the opportunity to benefit Communities In Schools by eating out on Thursday.
About 60 local restaurants in the Bailey, Nashville and Rocky Mount areas are participating in the annual Dine Out for Communities In Schools, donating 10 percent of Thursday’s receipts to help the organization that works to prevent students from dropping out of school and help them succeed academically.
“We are excited to have all of the participating restaurants commit to support CIS,” said Dorothy Hinton, executive director of Communities In Schools of the Rocky Mount Region. “This community has supported CIS for 30 years.”
For 22 years, CIS has collaborated with area restaurants to garner support for programs to support students in schools in the twin counties. Dine Out is an opportunity for participating restaurants to give back to the community by donating 10 percent of sales on a specific date each year.
“Dine Out for CIS is just one of the many ways the community rallies around our mission to help students,” Hinton said.
Communities In Schools has been active in Rocky Mount for 29 years and is one of the oldest CIS organizations in the state. The organization serves nearly 1,000 high-risk students in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and is active in 18 schools in the district.
Hinton said the organization is making great gains in the area.
In the 2015-16 school year, 100 percent of CIS students supported locally were promoted to the next grade level, while that percentage was 93 percent at the national level. During the same time period,100 percent of all eligible seniors in the local area graduated with a high school diploma, while 91 percent of eligible seniors served by CIS nationally graduated or received a GED. In addition, 96 percent of locally case-managed CIS students met their academic goals, compared to 88 percent of K-11 nationally.
“A part of the CIS mission is to help students achieve in life,” she said. “With the integrated supports that CIS provides, students become strong, productive citizens.”
DINE OUT LOCATIONS
Bojangles — Wesleyan Boulevard
Bojangles — East Raleigh Boulevard
Bojangles — English Road
Chew 'n Chat Café and Catering
Chico's Mexican Restaurant
Chili's Bar and Grill
Dunkin' Donuts — Stone Rose Drive
Dunkin' Donuts — Sunset Avenue
El Jimadors Authentic Mexican Restaurant
El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant
Gardner's Barbecue — Fairview Road
Gardner's Barbecue — Wesleyan Boulevard
Gardner's Barbecue — Westridge Village Shopping Center
Goat Island Bottle Shop
Hardee's — Old Carriage Road & Sunset Avenue.
Hardee's — Raleigh Road and Grand Avenue
Hardee's — Raleigh Road and Westwood Drive
Hardee's — 1831 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Hardee's — Sunset Avenue
Hardee's — 600 N. Wesleyan Blvd.
Hardee's — Gold Rock
Hardee's — Sharpsburg
Hing TA Restaurant
Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Koi Pond Brewing Company
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Company
Lou Reda's An American Table
Mario's Pizza & Grill — Old Carriage Road
Mario's Pizza & Restaurant — Westridge Shopping Center
Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
Mow & D’s Restarant
Pizza Inn — Fairview Road
Pizza Inn — Hunter Hill Road
Platinum Restaurant — Tiffany Square
Prime Smokehouse: Barbeque and Beyond
Remedy This Naturally
Ruffino's Pizza & Subs — Golden East Crossing
San Jose Taco's & Tequila
Six Smokin Bones
Subway — Sutters Creek
Subway — Westridge Village Shopping Center
Tap @ 1918
Taqueria San Jose
Texas Steakhouse & Saloon — Gateway Boulevard
The Honey Baked Ham Company and Cafe
The Main Course at Belmont
Doug Saul's Bar-B-Que & Seafood